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Carbon Developer Gives Update, Twitter Application Coming Soon and For Free

If you remember from a while back, we introduced you to Carbon for Android, a hugely popular Twitter client that started on webOS. The first video, even weeks back, showed great promise of an app that we couldn’t wait to get our hands on. Unfortunately, things went quiet on the Carbon front, but the team has come out and given us an update on where they are and when we can expect the application. 

The problem stems from the fact that not everyone around the world can publish Paid applications on the Play Store, the United Arab Emerates being one of those countries excluded. The development team was waiting for an announcement at I/O this year to see if they could have a paid application, but that never came. Carbon has decided the next best thing – release the app anyway:

So, we finally decided to make it a free app. Yep, a premium free app. No Ads(we believe that Ads cripple the experience no matter how efficiently done, it’s just wrong on an app that users use all day long). Going free, doesn’t mean watering the app down, but a mean to get the app that we’ve been working on for a long time, designs that went through endless iterations and tweaking to be experienced out there by our eager friends who’ve been waiting for months.

Sounds like the team is making the best out of a bad situation. They also have a targeted release date as well: July 22nd. The app has been in private testing for weeks now so this Twitter client should have lots of polish by the time we get our hands on it. Is there any room left on your phone for another ICS-inspired Twitter client?

Via:  Google+

  • ShadrachCA

    Anyone know if this has a widget and, if so, if it’s any good. I’ve liked some of the newer Twitter clients coming out (tried Boid and Tweetlanes), but I always revert back to Plume because of the quality of its widget. I’m mostly read-only on Twitter and rarely go into the app itself.

  • Johnny Rocker

    people still tweet that was so 2yrs ago

  • 1ofdakoolkidz

    Is this app only for ICS meaning, no Jellybean?

  • I am excited for this app. Been waiting for a good Holo ICS twitter app with notifications. This should blow away the other Holo twiiter apps.

  • Ryan Powell

    I’m willing to donate if the app is as nice looking as their original preview video. The more holo goodness I can get the better.

    • Moeyknight

      Me too especially if it lives up to the hype.

  • this is old news.

    • sigh… don’t you know droid-life doesn’t post stuff on the weekends?

    • Randy

      Don’t know you Droid Life is always late with the news?

      • trixnkix637

        so let me get this straight, you came to a news related website to complain about said website? Matters not, you clicked, they got paid.